Overview of upcoming regional and global events related to cyber capacity building.

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14 Apr, 2021


Paths for multi-stakeholder engagement in the fight against cybercrime

Concluding a series of workshops on engaging civil society in the fight against cybercrime, this public event aims to explore practical ways for civil society engagement in the upcoming UN process on and in global cybercrime policymaking more generally.

It draws on concrete examples from the open-ended working group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security and on other UN processes on transnational crime.

The event includes representatives from states, civil society and private sector and aims to explore innovative ways for engagement and the prospects for multi-stakeholder coordination on cybercrime.

The discussion is being organised in collaboration with the European Union Institute for Security Studies and takes place in English, Spanish, and French.

Themes & Topics

15 Apr, 2021


GSMA Financial Services Community Meeting #4: The Malicious Mobile Threat Landscape

With malicious mobile threats targeting financial services now at an industrialised scale, our webinar with security experts will explore key trends, lessons and strategies to create better defences.

This webinar will focus on:

- The threat landscape-latest global trends in global cybersecurity
- A deep dive into malicious attacks on mobile in the Financial Services vertical
- Case studies-disrupting attacks in real-time and creating a mobile threat defence strategy for enterprise and consumers
- Improving collaboration to fight back and impose risk and consequences on cyber adversaries

15 Apr, 2021


Community Talk #4 on Cyber Diplomacy

How much do we need to know about the cyber threats we’re facing?

For the Community Talk #4 we will focus on existing international info sharing mechanisms and challenges to this, as well as discuss the complexities of attribution when fighting the cyber threats we’re facing. For this we will discuss the two 2015 UN GGE norms B and D and their implementation.

Three simple questions to the experts will identify:
(i) what best practices/international mechanisms already exist for information sharing and exchange as well as for attribution;
(ii) where we failed and are failing: what we as a global community don’t know about threats we’re facing in cyberspace; and
(iii) what the priorities are for the global community in 2021 in this regard.

20 Apr, 2021

Online, Indonesia

SAFEnet and UK’s Get Safe Online Webinar: Tackling Online Gender Based Violence and Launch of Cybersecurity Website Get Safe Online Indonesia for Inclusive Internet

The new Get Safe Online Indonesia website – available in English and Indonesian Bahasa – will be officially launched during a webinar event hosted by the British Embassy in Jakarta. The webinar focuses on the projects undertaken by Indonesian NGO, SAFEnet Indonesia, and Get Safe Online together.

Online gender-based violence (OGBV) has been a global phenomenon since the beginning of the internet. Already a serious issue, the COVID-19 pandemic has made matters worse. UN Women have raised concerns of an exponential increase in gender-based violence, manifesting in different forms - including online and ICT-facilitated violence.

The British Embassy Jakarta through UK’s Digital Access Programme, working with SAFEnet and UK’s Get Safe Online (GSO), have been focusing on a project to address these increased risks providing the “Awas KBGO” initiative which aims to be the nation-wide information centre for Online Gender Based Violence issue (or KBGO) in the form of a simple interactive website, and produce learning modules/guidelines and versatile multimedia contents to distribute across digital platforms for public, education institution, and multi-stakeholder in the support systems.

You are invited to tune in to the event which will be streamed live via British Embassy Jakarta’s YouTube channel at this link:

21 Apr, 2021


Cyber in the Development Agenda – An Idea Whose Time Has Come

While cybersecurity has sometimes been seen as a "rich world problem," that's starting to change. This webinar will address the following issues:

- What is the current status of cybersecurity in the development agenda, and is there still resistance in the donor community to embrace the importance of cybersecurity?
- Why is it time for both donors and aid recipients to elevate the importance of cybersecurity in the development community's priority stack?
- Why is cybersecurity important to promote digital trust?
- Why is it in the interests of the developed world that developing countries are cyber secure?
- How should donors incorporate cybersecurity into their agenda? One option is to have cyber as a separate topic with particular cyber projects. The second option is to bake cyber into existing development projects instead of leaving it isolated as a separate specialization. Which option is better and why?
- How do we build up cybersecurity capacities in developing countries in a way that creates something sustainable, as opposed to a project that will collapse after donors leave?
- What are some of the leading cybersecurity initiatives donors are funding?

20 - 22 Apr, 2021


Commonwealth Voices in Cyber Virtual Round Table

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a series of discussions on cyber and tech issues of common interest to Commonwealth member countries.

Tackling the digital divide, combating cybercrime and keeping young people safe online are among the issues that will be addressed during the Commonwealth Voices on Cyber virtual roundtable series, which will take place from 20 to 22 April.

It will be on the theme: Enhancing the Commonwealth Advantage: Reflections on the Commonwealth Cyber Declaration.

There will be panel discussions between experts from the Secretariat, other international organisations and governments, followed by questions from the audience.

22 Apr, 2021

International Girls in ICT Day

​​International Girls in ICTs will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary this year. In this regard, ITU invites stakeholders to contribute to the celebration by organizing programs, trainings, and activities during the year.​

International Girls in ICT Day is an opportunity for girls and young women to see and experience ICTs in a new light encouraging them to consider a future in technology. Since 2011, over 377,000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 11,400 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day in 171 countries worldwide.​

The Girls in ICT initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICTs. The initiative is committed to celebrate and commemorate the International Girls in ICT Day on the fourth Thursday of every April as established by the ITU membership.

17 May, 2021

San Francisco and Online, United States

RSA Conference 2021

RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, today announced that RSA Conference 2021 will now take place the week of May 17 instead of in February as previously planned. The physical event remains in San Francisco at the Moscone Center and it will be accompanied by a robust and innovative virtual experience.

24 May, 2021

Online , United Arab Emirates (the)

MENA E-Crime & Cyber Resilience Summit 2021

The current digital age has transformed the way we live our lives with plenty of online communication, commerce, social media, distant digital workforce and convenient living facilitated by digital devices and networks around us. While our dependence for technology is becoming a necessity, we aren’t doing enough to protect ourselves. Cyber criminals, hacktivists, and state actors are constantly targeting our freedom, private lives, personal details, sensitive corporate information while we digitize our personal and corporate infrastructures.

MENA E-Crime & Cyber Resilience summit is the first of its kind summit in the region that focuses on best practices, innovative technologies, real-time case studies and thought leadership from global cybersecurity leaders in an educational environment. Topics covered at this summit unearths the latest cutting-edge technologies and innovations along with a 360-degree view of evolving cybersecurity landscape and how to combat cyber criminals with peer-reviewed solutions to be cyber resilient. At this summit, the delegates will take home tons of actionable insights to strengthen their organisation’s cybersecurity strategy by staying abreast of relevant data-protection policies and regulations necessary to safeguard one’s organization's integrity.

Be a part of this platform wherein we will extensively discuss Proactive threat hunting, Zero-trust model, industrial cybersecurity, Crisis Management, Cyber insurance, Anti-Money Laundering and other topics that matter the most in this digital world!

26 May, 2021


Cyber Trends 2021

Now in its fifth year, Cyber Trends draws on the experience of industry practitioners, government representatives, and researchers to examine the current trends and what is on the horizon for the cybersecurity ecosystem, across the UK and around the world.

This year the debates will consider the impact of the global pandemic on the current and future cyber scene. We are at a critical juncture where new trends are appearing and transformative initiatives are taking place.